David Rittenhouse Medal
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
1 13/16 x 1 13/16 x 3/16 in. (4.6 x 4.6 x 0.5 cm) (show scale)
On obverse, below bust: 'BARBER'
Gift of M. Christmann Zulli
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William Barber (American, born England, 1807-1879). David Rittenhouse Medal, ca. 1871. Bronze, 1 13/16 x 1 13/16 x 3/16 in. (4.6 x 4.6 x 0.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of M. Christmann Zulli, 86.248.5. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 86.248.5_side1_PS2.jpg)
side, 86.248.5_side1_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2011
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Circular medal. Obverse: profile bust of man (David Rittenhouse) surrounded by the words: 'DAVD. RITTENHOUSE. / 1st. DIRECTR. U.S. MINT. / 1792-1795.' Reverse: Bellflower border surrounds the words: '"HE / BELONGED / TO the / WHOLE HUMAN / RACE" / BORN 1732. / DIED 1796. / MEDAL SERIES OF THE / U.S. MINT / J. POLLOCK 1871 DIRECTOR.'
CONDITION: Normal wear, good.
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